In closing out the holiday season, I thought on this scripture in reference to the United States. Curiosity caused me to wonder, “What would happen if the WORLD issued a decree that every immigrant was to be taxed to return to the country of his or her descent?”
Decked out in holiday attire, Precinct One employees loaded vehicles with donated food-including fresh meat, potatoes, nonperishable goods and milk-at four locations in Precinct One- Tom Bass Community Center, Worthing High School, Atherton Elementary School and Hardy Community Center.
“We are the few, intellectual and the educated; and we accept only those students who want to achieve.” Those words were recited every morning from the loud speaker, which soared across the campus of Forest Brook Senior High School when I was a student there.
The theme- “Harlem Renaissance: All That Jazz”- provided the historical musical framework to celebrate four pioneering STEM leaders and local “Hidden Figures” serving at Houston’s Johnson Space Center.
As it is, the African-American community of today has lost many of the fundamental values that had been passed down from generation to generation. For some, education and knowledge has replaced the old virtues of, “yes sir” and “no mam”, “thank you” and “you’re welcome”.
As I sat and thought about the most recent opportunity I had to sit, fellowship and enjoy the presence of family, friends and especially dear classmates of mine from George Washington Carver class of 1968 my heart was uplifted. I decided to start this editorial with the last words I rendered at the reunion as Master of Ceremony, It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
National Black United Front (NBUF) representatives Swatara Olushola and Kofi Taharka along with other community representatives stepped to the bench at the invitation of Judge Shoemake.
U.S. Congressman Al Green is the speaker for the Founders’ Day Observance of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on December 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium, Memorial Student Center at Prairie View A&M University.
Come out and join us as we celebrate 92 years of black excellence at our Annual Awards Gala. Our keynote speaker is Marc Morial, the President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.
The March/Parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, as one of several events scheduled to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy during the week of January 15-21, 2019.